Full PS All-Stars ad (from the creators of the "Michael" ad)

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#1 Edited by FluxWaveZ (19836 posts) -

This is what Sony's been hinting at with their three teaser videos posted before this full length one.

From the PlayStation blog:

Over the past few days we’ve released three short teasers filled with clues and a suspicious 10/23/12 date. As expected, nothing gets past the faithful members of the PlayStation Nation, as you quickly pieced together that these teasers are about PlayStation All-Stars: Battle Royale.
Last year, we released “Michael,” a campaign which paid homage to you, the gamer. We like to think of PlayStation All-Stars as a continuation of that as it was made as a tribute to gamers, tapping into PlayStation’s legendary history and featuring some of the your most beloved franchises in our first ever cross-over fighting game.
We’ve created this short live-action film called “The All-Star” to celebrate PlayStation All-Stars’ upcoming launch. The film will debut tonight on YouTube at Midnight EST (9:00PM PST), but we wanted to give the PlayStation Nation an advanced screening.

To me, it doesn't beat the original "Michael" ad, which I think is one of the greatest video game ads ever, but I think it's okay and promotes the concept of PlayStation All-Stars well. Was definitely expecting more after those teasers, though.

Michael ad for reference:

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#2 Posted by SuperWristBands (2281 posts) -

The players interaction with Kratos was kinda neat but otherwise that was a mostly uninteresting commercial.

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#3 Posted by Fredchuckdave (10227 posts) -

Also a Sony commercial and still the king: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5qiFsT41AHg

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#4 Posted by Fredchuckdave (10227 posts) -

I miss Nolan North's soothing monologues, any game that isn't Assassin's Creed, Uncharted or Spec Ops the Line that I'm missing out on in that regard?

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#5 Posted by Phatmac (5930 posts) -

That guy doesn't look like a good Drake. Other than that this is a fine tv ad.

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#6 Edited by FluxWaveZ (19836 posts) -

@Phatmac said:

That guy doesn't look like a good Drake. Other than that this is a fine tv ad.

But he is Nathan Drake. That's Nolan North.

Wait, I'm crazy. I thought it was the same guy as in the "Michael" ad, but it doesn't seem like it.

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#7 Posted by Fredchuckdave (10227 posts) -

@FluxWaveZ: Cole's backstory would be much better if he was an MMA fighter instead of a paper boy.

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#8 Posted by TheFreeMan (2712 posts) -

Cool. Kinda weird that Kratos was CG, though. They got a suitable looking Drake and Cole, and I mean, Kratos is basically just a really jacked, angry, bald guy covered with ashes. I dunno.

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#9 Posted by Undeadpool (5905 posts) -

I love it! The beginning was like the final 5 minutes of every Deadliest Warrior episode.

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#10 Posted by BestUsernameEver (5026 posts) -

@SuperWristBands said:

The players interaction with Kratos was kinda neat but otherwise that was a mostly uninteresting commercial.
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#11 Posted by Phatmac (5930 posts) -
@FluxWaveZ

@Phatmac said:

That guy doesn't look like a good Drake. Other than that this is a fine tv ad.

But he is Nathan Drake. That's Nolan North.

Wait, I'm crazy. I thought it was the same guy as in the "Michael" ad, but it doesn't seem like it.

Not at all. His forehead and hair is completely different.
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#12 Posted by Demoskinos (17326 posts) -

MEH!

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#13 Posted by Bucketdeth (8252 posts) -

Was alright, but I agree, it really isn't near as good as michael. Plus, needs more creepy crying head spinning PS3 baby.

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#14 Edited by MHumphreys89 (785 posts) -

Kratos is 'Hulkin'' too much and Sackboy shoulda been CGI or not star in the commercial at all. These commercials just make me think cluster-fuck and they just serve to promote fanboy-ism.

We’ve created this short live-action film called “The All-Star” to celebrate PlayStation All-Stars’ upcoming launch. The film will debut tonight on YouTube at Midnight EST (9:00PM PST), but we wanted to give the PlayStation Nation an advanced screening.

Jees, it's an advertisement regardless of how well it's produced.

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#15 Posted by DukesT3 (2095 posts) -

I liked that girls plugs.

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#16 Posted by RandomInternetUser (6805 posts) -

I thought the Michael ad was really great, but that was not very good in my opinion. I'm looking forward to the game, though--played the beta earlier today and it seems like it could be great fun in "couch co-op." I really miss playing Super Smash Bros. Melee with my brother/friends.

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